Covid 19: Updates
Parents and carers are asked to share this booklet with their children which includes ideas for the Easter break and tips for staying safe online.
All schools were instructed to close with effect from the 23rd March. The following documents provide a useful summary of the information parents need.
Keeping in touch
We have also set up a new twitter account for the school during the closure: @closedkimberley
How do I contact school if I have any queries or concerns?
You can continue to email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do not phone the school. The email account is monitored throughout the school day.
Students eligible for Free School Meals
Where a child is eligbile for Free School Meals we have written directly to parents setting out how we can continue to support you during the school closure. Please contact us via email@example.com if you have any questions
Application for the school to care for your child during the school closure.
Do not send children to school without contacting us as is set out in the letter below
If it is at all possible for children to be at home, then they should be - the most recent scientific advice on how to further limit the spread of COVID-19 is clear. If children can stay safely at home, they should, to limit the chance of the virus spreading. The fewer children making the journey to school, and the fewer children in educational settings, the lower the risk that the virus can spread and infect vulnerable individuals in wider society.
The government have asked schools to provide care for a limited number of children whose parents are critical to the Covid-19 response and cannot be safely cared for at home.
Only ask us to care for a child if is essential
Do not ask to care for a child if it is just for your convenience
Do not ask us to care for a child because you think they will not work well at home
If you think you meet the category of a worker whose role is critical to the Covid-19 response and you do not think they will be safe at home then please read this letter which contains all the information you need . When you complete the form we will aim to respond within 24 hours to confirm your child's place.
What work will be set for students when the school is closed?
Work will be set on the Show My Homework platform. The following information will help parents and students understand what is expected of them during the school closure
These plans will cover the first two weeks of the school closure. As the closure is likely to be longer than anticiapted we will update these plans following the Easter holidays. We will continue to set work for Year 11 and Year 13 because we think it is important that they finish the courses and because it will help us provide exam boards with an accurate predicted grade. It is also important that we help prepare them for the next phase of education in September.
I need help with Show My Homework
You can email firstname.lastname@example.org if you or your child experiences problems using Show My Homework. However, you might find these guides useful
A full set of help guides can be found here
What is happening to support from external agencies?
For students needing School Nurse referrals:
They are able to offer a telephone slot contact appointment. If a young person wishes to contact a School Nurse then there is a texting service which is confidential (from 9:00am to 16:30) – 075073229952 and a nurse will answer the request
There is also a confidential texting service for Parents: 07520619919 (from 9:00am to 16.30)
Parents can self-refer to CAMHs if they have an emergency situation with a child which they are worried about: 0115 844 0560 - or go to A & E.
You can contact different support agencies directly using our Signposting Directory
What do I do if I am worried about the safety of any child who attends the school?
The information you need is available on the safeguarding page of the website and still applies. During the school closure you can still phone the school during normal working hours. You can also use our anonymous SHARP system for reporting any concers as we will continue to monitor this.